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Thread #79635 Message #1444972
Posted By: Richard Bridge
27-Mar-05 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: capo's for 12 strings? Recomendations?
Subject: RE: capo's for 12 strings? Recomendations?
If you have an old 12-string with a big old neck you may find Kysers and Shubbs in the usual form, and the new parrot-beak things simply do not go big enough, either in length or gape. They are aso exensive.
The Shubb Pro-am is cheap to buy, and I have grooved the rubber on mine, as Fielding advised. The screw adjustment also allows the firmness of grip to be precisely adjusted. As a result I find I am usually less out of tune than most 12 strings. The fact that my Hagstrom BJ12E has a neck that would probably winch the Queen Mary out of the water may also help.
I tune to E flat, but may try to get it up to concert with some thinner strings.